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Portugal, Andalucia and Morocco from Madrid

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A great tour to Portugal, Andalucia and Morocco: the ‘ruas’ and trams of Lisbon, the jewels of Sevilla and the Arabic style at Rabat and Casablanca

Highlights

  • The Alfama district, located at the foot of the Castle of São Jorge, shows the nature of the old fishermen’s neighbourhood. Its picturesque tiny streets are wonderful to get lost in and to discover the charm of the city.
  • Cordoba's Synagogue is located in the Jewish Quarter. Accessed from the street there is the courtyard that takes to the prayer’s rooms.
  • The Koutoubia Mosque is the most important mosque in Marrakech. Its 70 metres height minaret can be seen from some kilometres far from Marrakech.

Included

  • Guided visits in Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens), Toledo and panoramic sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.
  • Tour Escort during the tour.
  • Transport by luxury coach with air conditioning.
  • Accommodation in selected class.
  • Daily Breakfast and 12 dinners.
  • Travel insurance.

Excluded

  • Any other service not specified

Please Note

  • Accommodation classes are as follows:
  • Superior T class:

- Porto: Tryp Porto Expo, Black Tulip, Eurostars Heroismo or similar

- Fatima: Aurea Fatima, Estrela de Fatima, Regina or similar

- Lisbon: Lutecia, Tryp Lisboa Oriente or similar

- Cordoba: Tryp Cordoba or similar

- Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa, Catalonia Giralda or similar

- Costa del Sol: Sol Don Don Pablo / Don Marco, Sol Principe or similar

- Casablanca: P. Paris or similar

- Marrakech: Almas or similar

- Fez: Zalagh-2 or similar

- Granada: Alixares or similar

  • Superior Plus A class:

- Porto: Tryp Porto Expo, Black Tulip, Eurostars Heroismo or similar

- Fatima: Aurea Fatima, Estrela de Fatima, Regina or similar

- Lisbon: Lutecia, Tryp Lisboa Oriente or similar

- Cordoba: NH Cordoba Guadalquivir or similar

- Seville: Silken Al-Andalus Palace or similar

- Costa del Sol: Sol Don Marco – Sol Don Pablo or Sol Principe or similar

- Casablanca: Atlas Almohades or similar

- Marrakech: Asni or similar

- Fez: Menzeh, Sofia or similar

- Granada: Gran Hotel Luna or similar

  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
  • During the stay in Costa del Sol tour escort service will not be available.
  • Only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. Passengers have to go through customs control with their own luggage.
  • Passport details are required at least 72 hours in advance to the tour’s departure.
  • On Winter season (November-January) all the guests will be accommodated at the hotel Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco / Sol Principe in Costa del Sol.

Restrictions

  • Cancellation policy:
    • 5% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 15 and 10 days before the departure of the circuit.
    • 15% penalty if the cancellation occurs between 9 and 3 days before the departure of the circuit.
    • 25% penalty if cancellation takes place in the 48 hours before the departure of the circuit.
    • 100% penalty if cancellation takes place less than 48 hours before the departure of the circuit or in case of No-Show.
  • Essential Information

    • Print your voucher and check in between 8.00 am and 8.15 am at Plaza de Oriente coach parking level -2.
    • Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reconfirm your tour and pick up time:

    - Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 6.00 pm at 0034 91 758 06 42

    - Saturday & Sunday from 08.00 am to 6.00 pm at 00 34 91 559 96 05

1st Day (Tue.) MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA – PORTO
Departure from JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila. A city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City Heritage of Humanity of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation.

2nd Day (Wed.) PORTO
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”. Accommodation.

3rd Day (Thu.) PORTO – COIMBRA – FATIMA
Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation.

4th Day (Fri.) FATIMA – BATALHA – NAZARE – ALCOBAÇA – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

5th Day (Sat.) LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

6th Day (Sun.) LISBON – CACERES – CORDOBA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 07:30 hrs to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

7th Day (Mon.) CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

8th Day (Tue.) SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

9th Day (Wed.) SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

10th Day (Thu.) COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Optional tours.

11th Day (Fri.) COSTA DEL SOL – TARIFA – TANGIER – RABAT –CASABLANCA
After breakfast at the hotel drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol, arrive to Tarifa where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Tangier, disembark, clear customs and drive southwards via Larache to Rabat, diplomatic and administrative capital, official residence of the King Mohamed VI. City tour visiting the important sights as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum, the unfinished Hassan Tower which are important examples of the Almohade architecture. Afterwards, departure to Casablanca, current industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing a 10% of the country population. Time at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

12th Day (Sat.) CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic city tour through the most interesting sections of the city, Anfa boulevard, Nations square, residential areas and visit from the outside of the Hassan II grand mosque. Departure towards Marrakech. Marrakech capital of the South, which is located within an extensive oasis between the Atlas Mountains and the pre-desertic area. City sightseeing, including the Koutoubia Tower, twin tower of the Giralda in Seville, Saadines Tombs and Bay Palace, walk around the medina, souks and the magic Jma El Fna Square, which is packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers, all making the centre of the city an open air theatre that requires the participance of the audience. Don’t forget your camera. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner and show at Chez Ali Fantasia. Accommodation at the hotel.

13th Day (Sun.) MARRAKECH – MEKNES – FEZ
After breakfast northeast departure to Meknes, old walled (40 Kms.) imperial city located in the heart of the Mid Atlas. Panoramic tour; admire the great Bab Al Mansour Gate, Morocco’s most beautiful Gate and the most well known monument in town. Afterwards departure to Fez, the most monumental one of the Imperial Cities, its University of “Karaouyne” is the largest Islamic sanctuary in Morocco, ancient theological schools, etc. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

14th Day (Mon.) FEZ
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour of the most ancient and monumental of the Imperial Cities visiting the most interesting points: the 7 gates of the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarters or Mellah, gate of Bab Bou Jelous and walking tour of the “Medina” (Old City), declared World Heritage Site. Afternoon free. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Optional dinner with show.

15th Day (Tue.) FEZ – TANGIER – TARIFA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast at the hotel departure to Tangier. Transfer to the pier to board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive towards the Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

16th Day (Wed.) COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Day at leisure for you to enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Optional tours.

17th Day (Thu.) COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
After breakfast at the hotel departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte Square.

18th Day (Fri.) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. END OF OUR SERVICE.

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